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Most and Least Christian States 2012

The Association of Statistician of American Religious Bodies recently released the 2010 U.S. Religious Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study (RCMS). The most Christian city (with a population of a million or more) was revealed to be Salt Lake City, Utah, with 73 percent of the population identifying themselves as Christian. The least Christian city was identified as Portland, Oregon, with 30 percent identifying themselves as Christian.

Most Christian Cities

  1. Salt Lake City, Utah
  2. Birmingham, Alabama
  3. Oklahoma City
  4. Memphis, Tennessee
  5. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Least Christian Cities

  1. Portland, Oregon
  2. Tampa, Florida
  3. Seattle, Washington
  4. Sacramento, California
  5. San Francisco, California

The least Christian state was Maine, with 27,098 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. The most Christian state was Utah, with 78,438 Christian adherents per 100,000 people. As a percentage of population, most Christians reside in the South and Midwest, while the states with the least percentage of Christians reside primarily in the West and Northeast.

Least Christian States

  1. Maine
  2. Oregon
  3. Alaska
  4. Washington
  5. Nevada

Most Christian States

  1. Utah
  2. North Dakota
  3. Alabama
  4. Louisiana
  5. Oklahoma

Do you live in one of the least Christian states or cities?

What can you do to reach people in your city and state?

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